The Last Harvest
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1922. Posthumously published writings by Burroughs on Emerson and Thoreau, as well as on Darwin, and on death. Preface by Clara Barrus, who was Burroughs' companion, biographer, and literary executor. This copy is signed by Barrus, who has added, "The material which went into this volume was worked on by its author during the last months of his life." Laid in is an illustrated prospectus for Barrus' slide lectures (two) and parlor talks (three) about aspects of Burroughs' life. A single sheet, folded in thirds to make six pages. The prospectus has some small stains, but is otherwise near fine. The book is near fine in a near fine dust jacket with very small edge chips. Both have the ownership signature (in the book, on a bookplate) of Theodore C. Corlis. Corlis and his wife Blanche were both osteopathic physicians outside of Rochester, NY; Barrus herself had, in earlier decades, been an M.D. practicing in upstate NY. Rare signed, and in jacket, and with the prospectus. [#033514] SOLD
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